Barcelona GSE Master Scholarships in Economics and Finance

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers a range of competitive Master programs in Competition and Market Regulation; the Economics of Science and Innovation; International Trade, Finance, and Development; and Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (awarded jointly by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Master programs in Economics and in Finance (awarded by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra).  

There are four main criteria for admission: academic preparation, English language requirement, quantitative skills (GRE/GMAT), and letters of recommendation. The application process to the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is conducted entirely online. 

The Barcelona GSE has a rolling admission policy so applications are accepted throughout the year. Application deadlines are as follows:
  • Non-European students: July 15, 2010*
  • European students: August 1, 2010*
*This date is subject to places available in each Master program. If the total number of places in a Master is covered, no more applications will be reviewed.

Even though the application period is long, students are encouraged to apply early to enhance their chances of acceptance. In particular, if you are applying to the Master in International Trade, Finance, and Development, we advise that you send your application by May 31.

Financial Aid

Thanks to the participation of a number of companies and institutions, the Barcelona GSE is able to offer a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit. These financial awards help the School attract the best and brightest international students and are highly competitive. 

Fully-funded scholarships 

“La Caixa” Foundation - Scholarships for students from emerging and developing countries
The “la Caixa” savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries (*) with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.

This award covers:
  • master program tuition
  • medical insurance
  • round-trip airfare from the student's country of residence
  • monthly stipend for expenses during the student's stay in Barcelona
(*) Note: “Emerging and developing countries” is an expression used to name all countries not included on the following 2008 IMF list of “advanced economies”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America. 

BBVA Foundation - Barcelona GSE Scholarships for Latin American students
The BBVA Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 5 fully-funded scholarships to Latin American students with outstanding academic backgrounds applying to any master program. Two of the awards are especially for Mexican candidates and the other three are open to candidates from the rest of Latin America.

This highly selective award covers:
  • master program tuition
  • medical insurance
  • round-trip airfare from the student's country of residence
  • monthly stipend for expenses during the student's stay in Barcelona
Internship-Scholarship Program - Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation
This unique scholarship will be awarded to one student in the MSc in Economics of Science and Innovation (MESI) program. The scholarship combines full tuition coverage for the master program with a paid 6-month internship at the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI). The internship is to take place from January through June of the master year on a part-time basis and full-time in July after graduation. 

Tuition waiver grants

The support of the following sponsors enables the Barcelona GSE to offer full or half-tuition waivers. These awards are addressed to outstanding students applying to any master, with the exception of the Fundación Carolina scholarships, which are available only to students applying to the Master in Competition and Market Regulation and the Master in the Economics of Science and Innovation. Applicants are informed of scholarship awards at the time of the admissions decision.

More information about the programs and application process: 

Visby Scholarship for Summer Courses in Sweden

The Swedish Institute Visby Program funds annual summer courses on different topics for candidates from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The summer courses are open to three groups of applicants: students with at least three years of university studies,  upper secondary school teachers (under 35 years of age) and PhD students and younger university teachers (under 35 years of age). Applicants must be citizens of Belarus, Russia or Ukraine. 

These Summer University courses are funded by the Swedish Institute and thus, there is no course fee. The scholarship also includes lodging and food. There is also some contribution to the travel costs. 

This  year the following courses are available:

Courses for students:
- Folkuniversitetet and University of Gothenburg: Sustainable Development in the Baltic Region — August 16 to August 27, 2010;
- Lund University: Gender Issues, Equality and Swedish Society — June 21 to July 7, 2010;
- Svefi Academy: The Open Society — Sweden as an example, HR in Sweden and Swedish involvement in HR issues in the World — August 15 to 29, 2010.

Course aimed at upper secondary school teachers (under 35 years of age):
- Uppsala University, Erken Laboratory: Local and Global Impact — Environmental and Climatic Effects on Lakes as Tools in Education 2010 — August 2 to August 15, 2010.

Course aimed at the PhD students and younger university teachers (under 35 years of age):
- Blekinge Institute of Technology: Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development — August 1 to August 14, 2010.

The deadline for all applications is April 15, 2010.

Information about the courses and how to apply is available on the website.

European Forum Alpbach and Summer School Scholarships

Annual European Forum Alpbach will be held on August 19 - September 4, 2010 in the village of Alpbach in the heart of Austrian Alps under this-year general topic "Construction and Reality".

Every year since 1945, the European Forum Alpbach has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. Participation is open to all those who are interested, and the events are carried out in the German or the English language.

The programme of the European Forum Alpbach is divided into three main parts:

Seminar Week (19 - 25 August 2010)
The Alpbach Seminar Week constitutes the traditional academic part of the European Forum Alpbach. 14 seminars which will be held every morning or afternoon for six days will address this year’s general topic “Construction and reality” from a variety of interdisciplinary angles. Thus it is possible to attend two different seminars. Some evenings, plenary sessions will be held on different topics.

Alpbach Symposiums (various dates depending on the topic)
These two- to three-day conferences deal with the themes of architecture, reform, technology, politics, health and the economy. To supplement these, special workshops are also held on banking, film and EU-networking, as well as a ‘Tyrol day’ and an ‘University day’ which features the scientific achievements of the Tyrolians.

Alpbach Summer School (August 19 - September 3, 2010)
The Summer School courses, which are dedicated to theme “European Law and European Integration” are focused on students in the higher levels of their university study and on young graduates. It is designed to assist students in acquiring a basic understanding of the workings of the EC-EU, to equip them with the skills required to analyze socio-economic and legal issues of European integration and, more generally, to introduce them to a culture and practice of animated debate of contemporary problems facing European integration.

The participation of young people is made possible through a scholarship programme which is financed through donations from foundations, businesses and public spending. The success of this initiative is demonstrated in the annual participation of around 500 scholarship holders. 

Scholarships for the Seminar Week and the Symposia of the European Forum Alpbach

Scholarships are available for students and recent graduates up to 30 years of age. We welcome applications from all countries and academic disciplines. Deadline for scholarship application: April 16, 2010 (postmark).

The amount of the scholarship differs according to the European region the applicant is coming from. Usually, the scholarship covers the tuition fees only. For applicants from Southeastern, Central and Eastern Europe a contribution to the accommodation costs and in exceptional cases a daily allowance can be included as well. Travel costs have to be borne by the participants.

The applications are selected considering the following criteria of same importance: letter of motivation, prove of successful university studies, professional experience, societal involvement, and style.

Scholarships for the Alpbach Summerschool on European Integration

Scholarships are available for students and recent graduates up to 30 years of age. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must either have a degree from a university or a specialised institution of higher learning or be close to completion of their studies (preferably in law, economics, social or political sciences) and are required to produce evidence thereof (certificates, etc.). In exceptional cases, mature students may also be eligible. Deadline for scholarship application: April 16, 2010 (postmark).

The amount of the scholarship differs according to the European region the applicant is coming from. Usually the scholarships cover the tuition fees only. For applicants from Southeastern, Central and Eastern Europe a contribution to the accommodation costs and in exceptional cases a daily allowance can be included as well. Travel costs have to be borne by the participants.

All scholarship holders will be listed on the website and informed by e-mail at the beginning of July at the latest.

To see the detailed program and dowload application and scholarship documents, please go to the website.

World Youth Conference in Mexico

In the context of the International Year of Youth, Mexico invites you to participate in the World Youth Conference (WYC 2010) that will take place in Mexico City from August 23 to 27, 2010

The main objective of the WYC Mexico 2010 will be the creation of a declaration that represents the voice of the world's youth, concerning the main 11 subjects of the Conference: poverty and exclusion, employment, education, technology and innovation, health, gender equality, security, social justice and human rights, sustainable development, international migration, citizen's participation and incidence, and global cooperation.

Organizers are looking for an equitable participation of the NGOs of Member States of the United Nations in a number of people that can make it possible for a discussion and an establishment of agreements. Two NGOs will be selected for each country with one representative of the NGO.

The WYC Mexico 2010 will be composed of 3 main events that will be interconnected, each representing the actors involved in strengthening the young people's participation in the development of the future: the Governments Forum, the Legislators Forum and the Social Forum (the latter is composed of the Global NGOs Meeting and the Global Youth Village).

The Conference will start with the NGO Global Meeting. The aim of the NGO Global Meeting is to identify action priorities about youth to be attended in the international agenda of development further than the Millennium Development Goals. This meeting will host more than 420 participants that will generate a recommendation document which will be delivered to the Governments Forum at the beginning of their work on Wednesday, August 25th so that it can be considered in their deliberations. Likewise, the recommendation document will be delivered to the Parliamentarians Forum with the aim of including in their deliberations the demands and necessities identified during the NGO Global Meeting.

Participation requirements:
  • 1.-  Participants must be nominated by a Youth Organization that fulfills the following criteria:
    • a. To respect the cultural, religious and ideological diversity of the human kind, including the human rights and to show the will of contributing to the accomplishments of the Millennium Development Goals and the World Programme of Action for Youth.
    • b. To have efficient and effective programs that are focused in youth and development that have an impact at a local, national and/or international level.
  • 2. - You must be between 18 and 35 years before April 9th, 2010.
Deadline for applications is April 9th 2010.

For more information on how to apply please visit:

Rotary Scholarship for Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. 

Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master’s degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Peace Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities (centers offer master’s degree unless noted otherwise):

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (professional development center)
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA (NOTE: The Rotary Foundation Trustees will no longer be accepting applications for this program after the 2009-11 class.)
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.

Eligibility criteria
  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
  • A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
  • Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
  • Strong leadership skills
Individuals applying immediately after obtaining an undergraduate degree are generally not strong candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. People with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Individuals who previously participated in the Ambassadorial Scholarships program, or were  Peace Fellows  in the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University,  Bangkok, Thailand, are required to wait a minimum of three full years before applying for a master's degree fellowship.

Application process 

The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition. 

Each district must set its own deadline for clubs to submit applications to the district selection committee. District-endorsed Rotary Peace Fellowship applications are due to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July, 2010.

Interested candidates must apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary club. Use the Club Locator to find Rotary club contact information. If your hometown doesn’t have a Rotary club, try entering the names of nearby cities. You also can try searching for Rotary club websites. If you have difficulty finding or contacting a Rotary club in your area, contact Rotary Peace Centers staff for assistance.

Please go to the program website for more information about application process. 

Edinburgh Global Master's Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 20 Master's scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2010-2011 academic session. Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 which will be tenable for one academic year. The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh from the following countries: Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, all African and Middle Eastern countries. 

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. 

Application Procedure
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application form. All applications must be submitted no later than 1 April 2010.

Selection Procedure
A Selection Committee will meet in late May 2010 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in early June 2010.

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships 2011

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region. Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010 and close on 30 June 2010. 

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

As ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies in Australia.
Selection for ALA Scholarships is competitive, based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and potential impact on return home. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria.


You must be a citizen of one of these countries, and not hold or be married/engaged to someone who holds Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency (except for nationals of Niue, Tokelau and Cook Islands who also have NZ citizenship):
Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Burma (Myanmar); Cambodia; Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago; China; Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Kiribati; Laos; Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mongolia; Nauru; Nepal; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wallis & Futuna.

Current residence
You must be residing in a country other than Australia and applying from outside Australia

Previous scholarships
You must not have held a scholarship to study outside your home country in the 24 months preceding the application closing date. For example: the application closing date is 30 June 2010. You would meet this requirement if you arrived home from your overseas study on 30 June 2008.

English proficiency
You must have acceptable results from one of these English language proficiency tests, gained no longer than 24 months prior to the opening date of the Scholarship application period.
  • an IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5 (with no band less than 6), or
  • a TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 580, or
  • a TOEFL computer-based test score of at least 237, or
  • a TOEFL internet-based score of at least 92.
University offer
You must have an unconditional offer for a postgraduate course (either Masters or Doctorate) starting in the year for which you are applying for a scholarship, to be undertaken full-time at an Australian campus of one of the participating institutions.

For full list of participating institutions and further details on application and documents please refer to the webpage:

International Caux Conferences 2010

Global independent organization "Initiatives of Changes", which works to promote peace, prevent conflicts, build trust and encourage intercultural dialogue, organizes a series of its annual international interdisciplinary conferences in July-August 2010 in Caux, Switzerland

Target audience: experts, practitioners and activists in the field of fundamental rights and intercultural dialogue, organisations on national, regional and local levels, teachers and education managers, students,  young adults and activists interested in or working on conference topics.

Short information about each of the conferences: 

2 – 7 July 2010: Learning to Live in a Multicultural World
This conference focuses on fundamental rights and multiculturalism in Europe. It will tackle the crucial issues of the current debate on fundamental rights in Europe: right pluralism, children rights, gender and the European migration policy. Through training modules on Religious diversity and anti-discrimination; Intercultural mediation; Citizenship; Intercultural teaching and Media ethics in a pluralist society, the conference provides an in-depth reflection on the individual contribution to defend fundamental rights in Europe.

9 – 16 July 2010: Caux Forum for Human Security
‘Caux as a resource for the world’s peace-makers’: the third annual Forum of a 5-year programme aimed at changing the traditional dynamic of diplomacy by encouraging greater listening, collaboration and attention to past hurts. The Forum will bring together people active in many aspects of human security diplomats, politicians, academics, journalists, fieldworkers.

26 July – 2 August 2010: Everybody Counts
A dialogue across generations and cultures about what really matters to us all. In a world of great challenges and possibilities it is with a sense of urgency that young and old – children, students, professionals, families, pensioners and grandparents – are invited to come and take the time to listen and to share, to reflect and to discuss. It is the aim of the dialogue that participants will become friends, supporting each other across generations and cultures, and together working for a better, healthier, fairer & more peaceful world.

4 – 10 August 2010: Leading Change for a Sustainable World
Drawing from Caux’s unique capital of know-how and experience, this innovative conference, lead by a team of young adults, will concentrate on initiatives to end poverty and to curb global warming with the participation of involved activists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and young people. It will be a time for skill-building, reflection and discernment for those who want to get involved in concrete change projects to build a sustainable future.

4 – 10 August 2010: Training by Initiatives of Change
These sessions will explore through various training modules the skills of leading and managing change in the world. There will also be lectures and discussion groups to provide participants with the opportunity to explore the values and life experiences that could help create a sustainable world. This session will use expertise developed in the successful Tools for Change workshops.

12 – 17 August 2010: Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy
The 2010 conference on Trust & Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) will explore ways to help create a just and equitable global economy. The conference will focus on the moral and philosophical base needed to underpin this change. It will also investigate where initiatives for an equitable economy are gathering momentum around the world and seek to support those who are working to create the shifts needed. Join a wide cross section of people who will gather at Caux to seek inspiration and breakthrough living and thinking in this exciting and urgent task. 

Conference Fees 
The amounts indicated below cover full board, accomodation in a single or double room in the conference centre, participation in plenary sessions, seminars and group discussions, conference registration and other conference services.
  • Per person per day: CHF 132.– (€ 83*)
    includes a voluntary contribution to the maintenance costs of the conference centre
  • Per person per day: CHF 92.– (€ 58*)  
  • without contribution to the maintenance costs of the centre
  • Young people (16 to 23 years), students: CHF 55.– (€ 34*)
  • Visitors (without accomodation and breakfast): per person per day: CHF 55.– (€ 34*); young people (16 to 23 years), students: CHF 40.– (€ 25*)
    Registrations will be processed from April 2010 onwards. Registrations can be done online or by mail, using the registration forms attached to the individual conference invitations (will be published by April 2010).

    For more details please click here.

    Helsinki Summer School 2010

    Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the universities in the Helsinki area. Each year it gives students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high quality academics with a wide range of cultural and social activities. Multidisciplinary courses, all of which are taught in English, aim at stimulating thought and intellectual development in an open and diverse environment. The courses are intended for advanced Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD students. Applicants should have completed at least two years of university studies. Helsinki Summer School is open to students from all over the world.

    This summer Helsinki Summer School will be held on August 3-19 and will be offering 18 fully credited courses covering a wide range of academic fields - from Profitable Customer Manangement to Behavioural Sciences and Conceptual History to the Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space. The number of credits (ECTS) given varies depending on the scope of the course. Because of the demanding and intensive nature of our courses, students may be enrolled in only one course at a time.

    How to apply 

    Students are selected on a first come, first served basis. The courses of Helsinki Summer School have grown increasingly popular and many of them are fully booked as early as May. In order to secure your participation, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

    In order to apply, you need to fill in and submit the online application form, paying special attention to the letter of motivation. In case your application is accepted, you will need to pay the course fee. 

    Course fees vary for different student groups. Here is the example payment table for international students:
    • Registration fee 100 EUR/150 EUR (until 31 May / after 31 May)
    • Course fee:
      Price group 1, 395 EUR
      Price group 2, 450 EUR
    • Accommodation 460 EUR/500 EUR/690 EUR/760 EUR (Eurohostel), 510 EUR/690 EUR (Hostel Satakuntatalo) or 390 EUR (flats in Pihlajamäki)
    If you register before 31 May 2010, you will receive a 50 EUR discount on the registration fee.  

    Helsinki Summer School is able to grant a limited number of full or partial scholarships. A full scholarship covers the registration fee, the course fee, and accommodation (a bed in a double or triple room at Eurohostel). It is not payable in cash and covers neither transportation nor living expenses (board). A partial scholarship covers the registration fee and the course fee, but not accommodation. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, personal achievement and financial need. Scholarships are awarded only to applicants currently enrolled at a university or college.  

    To apply for scholarship, you will need to fill in the online application form and submit scholarship application by regular mail. 

    The scholarship application should include the following documents:
    1. Statement of purpose
    2. CV
    3. Transcript of credits
    4. Certificate of English language skills 
    5. Recommendation(s) from teachers or professors (optional) 

    The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, 9 April 2010. In other words, your application and all other relevant documents should have arrived at the Helsinki Summer School office by this date. Applications should be submitted only by regular mail. 

    To apply, please go to the program website:

    In case of any questions, please contact at

    Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility

    Applications for the conference Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility are now open. The conference will be held on September 6-10, 2010 in Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden.

    "Paying Attention" concerns the politics, ethics and aesthetics of the attention economy. This is the social and technical milieu in which web native generations live much of their lives. It will address key questions like: What architectures of power are at work in the attention economy ? How is it building new structures of experience? What kinds of value does this architecture produce? "Paying Attention" encourages dialogue between researchers from the fields of Cultural and New Media Studies, Education, Communications, Economics, Internet studies, Human Computer Interface Studies, Art and Design. It also seeks the input and insights of creative practitioners exploring critical and alternative uses of new media forms and technologies.

    Applications are invited for research paper contributions on any subject relevant to the conference’s aims. These may include the areas listed below to indicate the broad scope of relevant topics or subjects. The conference also seeks through its poster section contributions of an experimental kind from digital media artists and developers that engage with the conference theme of attention and experiential design in critical and/or creative ways. These may take the form of demos, animatics, ethical or critical design projects, installation treatments or concepts in progress. These will form a major part of the program as key elements in the articulation of viable technocultural futures. We will be seeking submissions that can engage and develop the themes of the event through the summer of 2010 through the online community of conference delegates. Practice based researchers should apply under the poster programme using the 400 word abstract to describe their plans for the event.

    Key themes will include:
    • Education, Technique & Responsibility
    • The Political Economy of Digital Experience
    • Emerging forms of knowledge and value transmission
    • Ethical design, trust and security
    • Experiments with mediated attention and experience
    • Value in the new social spaces of digital culture
    • Records, archives and digital memories
    • Metadata, search algorithms and politics
    • Entertainment, marketing and attention technologies
    • Web 2.0 : Playbour and Grammatisation
    • Profiling Data Mining and Control
    • Pervasive media and remediated living spaces
    Conference format:
    • lectures by invited high level speakers
    • short talks by young & early stage researchers
    • poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
    • forward look panel discussion about future developments
    Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses such as accommodation, full board, refreshments and conference dinner. For more details, click here.

    Grants are available for students, early stage researchers and other applicants to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need, ESF conference participation guidelines and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

    Deadline for application: 1 May 2010.

    To apply online and to learn more about the conference, please click here.

    PhD in International Economics at University of Hohenheim

    University of Hohenheim (Germany) invites applications for the open PhD position in International Economics. The successful applicant will work within the project “The effect of international trade on job flows, wages, and unemployment: The role of search frictions and firm heterogeneity”.

    This project is funded by the Thyssen Foundation. It is co-directed by Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr at Universität Hohenheim (Stuttgart) and by Prof. Julien Prat at IAE Barcelona. The candidate should hold a graduate degree (Master or German Diplom) in economics, preferably with a background in trade theory and/or labor economics. He/she should have good quantitative skills, some training in econometrics, as well as a good command of English. The successful candidate carries out doctoral research. She/he takes part in an international cooperation between IAE Barcelona and Universität Hohenheim. She/he also benefits from the doctoral program offered by Tübingen-Hohenheim Economics e.V., from a close integration into the International Economics Group at Universität Hohenheim, and from the support offered by the FZID Recearch Center.

    The successful candidate is based in Stuttgart during academic terms. The monthly stipend is EUR 1500 net of taxes. Additional funds for travel and IT are available. A supplementary assignment as teaching assistant is possible. The contract runs for an initial period of two years, but is renewable.

    For more information on the research project or the position, please contact Ms. Anita Bott at Universität Hohenheim ( For information about the activities of the International Economics Group, please visit and our annual report. 

    Please submit your application (CV, qualifications, degrees obtained, references) online to no later than April 30st, 2010. The contract is to start ideally on October 1st, 2010.


    IHS Summer Seminars 2010

    Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University (USA) invites applications for its summer liberty seminars, which will be held in various USA universities in summer 2010. The seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. 

    Participation is free! Accepted applicants receive full scholarships worth approximately $1,500, covering tuition, books, and room and board on a college campus. Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of IHS contributors. Participants only pay for their own travel costs.

    IHS Summer Seminars provide an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas, such as individual rights and free markets, and apply these ideas to topics in history, economics, philosophy and many other disciplines. Students can choose from 11 weeklong, interdisciplinary seminars that vary according to topic complexity, career path, and academic interest.

    Depending on the seminar, you might learn about topics such as natural rights, public choice, or spontaneous order. Lectures will touch on policies that maximize individual autonomy and minimize government compulsion. Professors will explain how government regulations can produce unintended consequences and how classical liberal ideas can peacefully address many chronic policy issues – from healthcare to pollution to immigration to banking. 

    This summer, IHS will offer 11 summer seminars on a myriad of topics. The seminars take place on beautiful college campuses throughout the United States. Eight of the seminars examine the ideas of liberty in the context of one or more general subject areas, such as globalization or the economy. For students and recent graduates interested in pairing their interest in liberty with their career paths, we offer seminars that apply classical liberal ideas to academia, journalism, or public policy. 
    Below is the list of seminar topics: 
    Careers in Liberty 
    - Journalism & the Free Society Get career advice from experienced journalists, learn political and economic tools of analysis, and explore how libertarian principles apply to  journalism. For students of any major interested in a journalism career. June 5–11 - Philadelphia, PA – Bryn Mawr College
    - Liberty & Leviathan: Policy from the Libertarian Perspective
    Learn how the libertarian tradition can be applied to particular policy issues and receive career advice from successful policy scholars and professionals. For undergraduates and recent graduates pursuing careers in public policy. July 10–16 - Trinity University, Washington, DC
    - Scholarship & a Free Society Interdisciplinary research workshop for graduate students interested in the classical liberal perspective and how leading academics are applying it to their work. June 12–18, 2010 - Bryn Mawr College (Philadelphia, PA)

    Topics in Liberty 
    - Exploring Liberty A rich exploration of the historical, economic, and philosophical foundations of a free society and the application of those ideas to contemporary issues. Ideal for undergraduates interested in an introduction to politics and classical liberal ideas. June 19–25 - Yale University, New Haven, CT
    - Liberty in Education Learn how the ideas of liberty can influence K–12 education. A seminar for students and recent graduates of all majors interested in education theory, history, or practice. July 30–Aug 1 - Loyola University, Chicago, IL 
    - Liberty & Society An intense, interdisciplinary exploration of classical liberal and libertarian thought for undergraduates, recent graduates, and early graduate students familiar with the libertarian perspective. May 29–June 4 - Wake Forest University, Winston–Salem, NC; June 19–25 - Chapman University, Orange County, CA
    - Liberty & Current Issues Learn new approaches and alternative solutions to social and economic policy problems using classical liberal principles. For students and young professionals interested in policy and political science. May 29–June 4 - George Mason University, Washington, DC
    - Morality, Capitalism & Freedom For students and recent graduates interested in exploring the past, present, and future of the free market system. July 24–30 - Wake Forest University, Winston–Salem, NC
    - Poverty & Prosperity For undergraduates interested in discussing globalization and the challenges of sustainable development from the libertarian perspective. July 31–Aug 6 - Bryn Mawr College (outside Philadelphia, PA)
    - The Tradition of Liberty: Advanced Studies Think critically and intensely about the challenges and tensions in the classical liberal perspective. For students and recent graduates with a deep understanding of classical liberal thought. July 17–23 - Bryn Mawr College (outside Philadelphia, PA)

    Application deadline for all seminars: March 31, 2010. To apply, you will need to fill in an online application form on the website and write several essays. 

    Carnegie Research Fellowship Program 2010

    The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the United States for the next academic year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. This competition selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the Russian cities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, as well as scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

    Eligible applicants:
    - Advanced graduate students, university faculty and scholars at any stage in their careers who have not recently conducted research projects at U.S. institutions.
    - Scholars who hold a “Kandidatskaya” degree or higher, or who are working towards a “Kandidatskaya” degree at the time of application.

    Participants in the CRFP will receive the following:
    1) round-trip airfare from their home cities to their host universities in the United States;
    2) a pre-departure orientation, and an orientation program in either Seattle or Washington D.C.;
    3) a monthly stipend;
    4) health insurance;
    5) access to libraries and archives, and alumni activities.

    Additionally, all CRFP scholars will be eligible for a scholar development fund to aid in purchasing books, technology, and other research tools, or to attend a conference and become affiliated with professional groups in the United States. 

    Established in January 2001 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program brings Russian and former Soviet scholars to the United States for short-term, non-degree research at American universities and research institutions. All fellows spend up to four months at their host universities conducting research on specific topics in their fields and write a 15 to 30-page academic paper for presentation upon the fellow's return home. It is expected that returning fellows will actively participate in the development of the program activities of the CASE with which they are affiliated. Fellows are also expected to present their work at conferences and receive peer evaluation of the results of their research.

    A select number of successful participants are designated as George F. Russell fellows and placed at the University of Washington. 

    Deadline for application: April 30, 2010.


    International Student Week in Belgrade 2010

    For the fourth time this summer Belgrade will be the place to be for students from all around Europe. International Student Week in Belgrade 2010 will take place from 11th to 18th of July. This years festivals motto is "Do we tolerate intolerance?"

    All European students and those from the other continents but studying in Europe at the moment can apply for ISWiB. All fields of study are welcome, there are no special requirements. Recently graduated students are also welcome. 

    As the goal of ISWiB is the breaking of national, religious, cultural and language barriers, not only through the exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas, but also by making friends and hanging out with each other, ISWiB 2010 will be an opportunity for lots of fun, cultural manifestations, day trips, and parties.

    As previous years, participants will have a chance to participate in one of 10 workshops from different fields. 

    This years workshops are:
    • Human Rights
    • Filmmaking
    • Photography
    • Marketing
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Youth Activism
    • Media
    • Performing Arts
    • Sustainable Development
    • Environmental Protection

    The participation fee is 80 euros for foreign students, and covers accomodation, food and workshop materials. For Serbian students, the participation fee is 40 euros and doesn't cover accomodation.

    The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2010. All questions may be sent to:

    Application form is available on our website, where you can find more detailed info about the festival and its workshops.

    Master's Scholarships at Maastricht University

    Maastricht University invites applications for the 2010-2011 Master programs in various fields: Arts&Culture, Behavioural & Political Science, Business & Economics, Education, Health & Life Sciences, Law, etc.  

    Maastricht University (UM) is a European university with a strong international outlook. Cherishing and stimulating talented people and creating opportunities for innovative education and research relevant to today’s society are our core values. 

    To study in Maastricht is to study with an international perspective. When compared to other universities in the Netherlands and its surrounding countries, Maastricht University has the highest ratio of international students, representing all corners of the globe. More than half of our master's students come from outside the Netherlands, and this international flavour is infused into every aspect of our education and student life.

    The diversity of students at Maastricht University is not only a reflection of its quality and location but also of the diversity of programmes offered. Across the internationally accredited, award-winning faculties, Maastricht University has striven to offer the widest range of graduate programmes possible to suit all major areas of study. We also work to offer programmes for full-time students as well as practicing professionals.

    A notable element of our programmes that sets them apart from other continental European universities is that nearly all of the graduate programmes are offered in English.


    The application requirements vary for each master's programme. For detailed information, please refer to the information under the master's programme of your choice. Some master’s programmes require you to first apply via Studielink, the application portal for higher education in the Netherlands. After that you can finish your application to Maastricht University via the My UM portal

    Deadlines for applying for most of the programs:
    • EU/EEA students: 1 August 2010
    • Non-EU/EEA students who need a visa or residence permit: 1 April 2010

    Maastricht University aims at continuously improving its quality as a global institution. The Maastricht University Scholarship Programme enables us to live up to this ambition, as it is intended to stimulate talented non-EEA students to pursue master's programmes and other programmes in Maastricht.

    Scholarships for master's students include the UM High Potential Scholarship Programme, UM Company Scholarships, Friends Make the Difference Scholarships and the chance for the top 3% of UM students to study tuition-free. Furthermore, we promote scholarship programmes offered by external institutions and organisations. Go here to find the scholarships for prospective master's.

    There is also the possibility to find scholarships based on the faculty where you would like to study. In addition, we list several scholarships that are organised by country or region of origin. Both of these can be found in the general scholarships section of the University website.

    If you have questions regarding the application procedure, you can send an email to:

    IWM International Summer School in Philosophy and Politics 2010

    Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna) invites forty graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers in the humanities or social sciences to take part in the Summer School within the Institute’s research focus on “Religion & Secularism”, which will take place in Cortona, Italy, on July 4-17, 2010. It will provide a forum for study and discussion with leading scholars on major questions and challenges related to the topic.

    The seminar will be devoted to discussion of contemporary debates on God in philosophy and in the public realm; authors discussed will include Giorigio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Martin Heidegger, Richard Dawkins und Christopher Hitchens. Evening discussions with Italian public figures (including the former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato) will complete the program.

    The program is divided into four seminars:
    • Seminar 1. Religion and Multiple Modernities
    • Seminar 2. Religion and Democracy
    • Seminar 3. The Role of Faith in Public Discourse
    • Seminar 4. God in Contemporary Debates
    Each of the seminars will meet Monday through Friday. Participants are required to enroll in three seminars. They will be conducted in English, thus excellent command of this language is absolutely required.

    There is no tuition fee for the Summer School; course materials, room and full board will be provided (accommodation in double rooms, single rooms are available for an extra charge). Participants are responsible to cover travel costs to and from Cortona and all other incidental expenses.

    The application must be submitted in English and include:
    • the application form
    • a curriculum vitae and
    • a letter of motivation discussing at least one of the four seminar topics (max. 5 pages)
    Please submit your application by e-mail to 

    Deadline for application is March 25, 2010. Applicants will be notified by the end of April.


    EFRI Summer School

    After the success of the first five Summer Schools, the Faculty of Economics and Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Rijeka, Croatia, are organizing the VIth International Summer School entitled «International Environment and European Integration» which will be held from July 5th to July 17th 2010, in Rijeka.

    The goal of the EFRI Summer School is to broaden the knowledge of students of economics, law and other related studies on the basics of the economic integration process in Europe (focusing on Croatia and South East Europe), and to point out the advantages and challenges of economic integration in everyday life.

    The EFRI Summer School 2010 is open to both undergraduates (preferably close to finishing their degrees), graduate and postgraduate students of Business and Economics and other Social Studies.

    The course work will consist of lectures, workshops and an assignment to be completed in groups with the support of course supervisors. Due to its specific approach to the European Union & the International Environment, this course will suite both the students who already have a basic knowledge of EU matters and those who want to know more.

    The Summer School program is developed in cooperation with the local community, successful Croatian companies, domestic and foreign institutions. Classes will be held by lecturers from Croatian and European Universities, as well as other institutions. Classes are completely in English and will be held at the Faculty of Economics Rijeka. Participants will learn about Europe and will be awarded 6 ECTS credits. The number of applications is limited: in case of a larger turnout of applicants, candidates will be shortlisted.

    Accommodation and a wide array of social events will be arranged for the students: visits to Croatian companies, get-together-parties, day-trips and excursions. All these events have been designed for university students and with a student budget in mind.

    The registration fee is 600 EUR. It includes:
    - tuition fee and study materials,
    - accommodation (dormitory rooms),
    - meals and refreshments (breakfast and lunch),
    - public transportation (bus ticket),
    - company visits and excursions.

    EFRI Summer School provides a limited number of partial scholarships for talented students, to be given primarily to applicants from Croatia or countries where local scholarship funds are more limited and Universities with whom the Faculty of Economics Rijeka has cooperation agreements. To apply for scholarship, fill in the scholarship application form and post it with other application materials. In this form candidates should explain reasons for financial support.

    In order to apply please enclose and send by postal mail until June 9, 2010 (postmark):
    -application form
    -letter of motivation
    -letter of reccomendation (at least one)
    -transcript of grades (or other proof of academic progress)
    -2 photos
    -scholarship application form (if needed)

    For further questions, call +385/51/355-111 or send e-mail to: efri-summerschool(at)efri(dot)hr.

    University of Amsterdam Scholarships

    University of Amsterdam invites applications from international students for the Bachelor's, Master's, Research Master's, Advanced Master's and PhD programs. University of Amsterdam is among the top 15 universities in Europe and the leading one in the Netherlands according to the Times QS World University Rankings 2009.

    The programs are avaliable in the widest range of academic fields, such as business and economics, MBA, cultural and communication studies, law, linguistics and literature, journalism and media, social and exact science, etc. The UvA has one of the largest numbers of international study programmes of any university in Europe, with over 100 taught in English and several of the courses offered being unique to the UvA. 

    The full list of all study programs is available here.

    The UvA presently has more than 1,800 international students, from over 80 countries, all actively supported by the International Student Network while in Amsterdam. The UvA helps with logistics such as opening a bank account, applying for visas and finding accommodation.

    Study programmes at the UvA offer a high level of autonomy. Respect for each individual's opinions and convictions are central in the Netherlands' diverse and plural society. This leads to an interactive teaching style encouraging students to develop self reliance and independent thought.

    At the UvA, international students’ applications are processed by the faculties’ international or admissions offices. Admission requirements, application forms, deadlines and contact details for each programme can be found on the programme pages. Follow the link below for the programme overview and select the study you are interested in. For admission and application details, follow the ‘admission and application’ link on the left hand side of the programme page. If you have further questions, please contact the programme manager / international office directly via ‘contact’ form. The full list of all programs can be found here.

    All international study programmes are fully taught in English, except for the Masters in the modern European languages German, Italian, French, Modern Greek, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish, which are taught in the target language. For all international programmes except the Masters in modern European languages listed above, students who are non-native English speakers are required to have passed a test in English. Depending on the specific programme requirements, this test can be the TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge test. Some departments or programmes do not accept the TOEFL or other test scores. Always make sure to check the programme description carefully to find out which test you should take.

    Scholarships and loans
    You can appply for various scholarships to cover your studies at the UvA, including the AMS and the HSP (see below). In addition to this, there is a range of other options:
    • UvA scholarships
    • Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
    • European scholarships
    • National scholarships
    • Other
    The full list of all scholarships can be found here.

    For general information on studying at the UvA you can get in touch with the Service & Information Centre (SIC). Please contact the programme manager of the study programme in question for specific information on application and admissions.

    Service and Information Centre
    Binnengasthuisstraat 9
    1012 ZA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 20 525 8080
    Fax: +31 20 525 2921

    Approaches to Post-Soviet Transformations

    2nd International Summer School Approaches to Post-Soviet Transformations will be held in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), on July 4th – July 10th 2010.

    Program description. Two decades after the collapse of the USSR, evolutionary paths travelled by post-Soviet societies are spectacularly diverse - posing analytical challenges for social scientists. In the first post-Soviet years, these societies were expected to “Westernize” and so social transformations were supposedly transitional. Later, it became obvious that genuine evolution observed in the former USSR needed genuine analytical tools. Dramatic change exhibiting a strange (at times conflict-ridden) coexistence of transformation and continuity neither elicits comparison to “normal” social evolution, nor can it be explained as a chaotic or un-analysable specificity. The aim of the summer school is to discuss different approaches / concepts used to analyse post-Soviet transformations and to question their heuristic effectiveness.

    The venue of the Summer School is of special interest given the topic of study. The First Summer School in 2009, was dedicated to collective memory issues, and took place in Uman which is a place of a complex historical background and competing memories. In the same logic, the Second Summer School on post-socialist societies (with one of its themes being post-Soviet cities) will take place in a city that illustrates the evolutionary dynamics of post-socialist societies particularly well. A product of Imperial and Soviet industrialization, a ‘closed’ city until the 1990’s due to its role as a centre of the USSR’s nuclear missile and rocket industries, one of the largest cities in Ukraine (1,1 million people), in post-Soviet times Dnipropetrovsk has become one of the financial, political and industrial centres of Ukraine. Despite the fact that the cultural and religious diversity of the city was erased in Soviet times, in our days Dnipropetrovsk has become one of the centres of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. It is also the place where the political careers of Leonid Brezhnev, Leonid Kuchma and Yulia Tymoshenko began.

    The Summer School is designed to be interdisciplinary and international. The organizers welcome sociological, historical, political science and anthropological contributions. Participants are expected to present their own work, and to participate in group discussions. The School’s program consists of lectures, panel discussions, and field trips within Dnipropetrovsk and to its surroundings, followed by discussion sessions.

    Location: The city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

    Duration: 1 week (5 working days), 4-10 July, 2010. 

    Eligibility: The Summer School is open to any academic candidates: students, PhD students, young and senior researchers. The working language of the Summer School will be English, so it is important that prospective participants have a good knowledge of this language. The selection committee will select candidates based on their responses to this call for candidatures. The selected candidates will be advised before the end of May.

    Program Costs: There is no program fee. Accommodation, meals, classes, lectures and seminars, excursions are free of charge. Travel expenses from the participant's country to Dnipropetrovsk should be arranged by students or his/her university. A partial refund of travel costs may be possible for applicants with financial problems.

    How to apply? Please send us the application form, a CV and if you want to, some of your publications, by e-mail to

    You can also send a copy via regular mail to: CFUCUS - Institut Francais d’Ukraine, 84 vul Honchara, 01054 Kyiv Ukraine. (not compulsory).

    The deadline for applying is April 15.

    Contact : Guillaume Colin, +380 44 504 01 39,